The Benevolent launches mental health survey aimed at UK drinks industry

UK drinks charity The Benevolent has launched an online mental health survey to increase its understanding of current difficulties experienced in the drinks industry.

The survey, which forms part of the charity’s mental health awareness campaign #NotAlone, is addressed to existing members of the UK drinks industry.

Among its main aims is outlining the mental health difficulties currently experienced by members of the UK drinks industry. In addition, the questions are geared towards discovering the existing HR policies that are in place to support employees as well as uncovering the practices adopted by employers if a specific policy is in place.

The Benevolent is hoping to encourage stigma-free conversation about mental health in the work place.

The survey has been commissioned to Wine Intelligence, who will compile and analyse the data. Any personal information supplied during the survey will remain strictly confidential and anonymous. Individual answers will not be linked to personal information such as a name or email address.

The project has been sponsored by Victoria and Caspar Bowes of Bowes Wine who have donated a gold membership to the Daily Drinker Wine Club for the prize draw. If you wish to be entered into the prize draw, submit your email address at the end of the survey for the chance to win a case of six bottles of wine delivered every three months for a year, worth £290.

The Benevolent’s CEO Chris Porter commented: “I cannot imagine what it must be like to be living with depression, severe stress and anxiety and having nowhere to go or no one to talk to. Mental health issues are not restricted to class, race, gender, sexual or religious orientation – it can effect anyone at anytime in their lives and our trade is no exception.

“I am very proud that we are announcing this campaign today, to help those that are impacted by this and for them to know that they are not alone. We are here to help. The campaign spearheads our existing work as we begin this new year, which will see The Benevolent offering an even greater level of support to those in our industry who are currently suffering real hardship and difficulty in their lives.

“I would like to thank the trade, especially our corporate partners, ambassadors and fundraisers for all their fantastic and ongoing support”.

To take part in the survey, please click here.

The prize draw will take place on 29 March 2018. Contact details will remain confidential and not linked to survey answers.

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